8/5/21 – May the 4th Celebration!

An early note to let you know that we will be doing a Star Wars/Super Hero fancy dress for Star Wars day – May 4th(x2).

It will take place on the 8th of May for anyone that would like to get involved! Look out for more info!

Cameron Parr

Alpine Level 1 Coach and Committee member. I started snowboarding in the late 80’s at Glenshee and only started skiing after taking my kids to Sharks in 2011.  I  converted to skiing after trying to keep up with the kids, but i’m not sure I will ever catch them.  I am a licenced FA coach and referee. I convinced Sharks members to complete Movember 2020 with a tashtastic  effort for a great charity.

Kim O’Hara

Child Welfare Officer:  I first started skiing as an adult.  My husband, John, always loved skiing and longed to get back onto the slopes.  He persuaded me to go skiing when the kids were young on the promise that if I didn’t like it then I wasn’t going again.  Well, the kids and I loved it, skiing through the mountains on a beautiful sunny day and we were hooked.  We joined Sharks in 2017 and found a friendly, welcoming and encouraging club.  We attend Sharks regularly and I can be found operating the lift at Swadlincote some rain or shine.  As one of the Child Welfare Officers I am always available for a chat.

Meg and Fin

Club Captains:

Meg – I have been skiing for around 9 years and have such a strong love for it. Throughout my time skiing, I have been a part of the snow sport England moguls academy, and taken part in multiple races. I also really enjoy instructing and I hope to pass on my enthusiasm for the sport to younger members of the club! 

Fin – I joined sharks in 2011 at Sheffield ski village before it was burnt down and throughout my journey I have competed with the race team and also been apart of the snow sport England mogul academy.

Grace Slater

I started skiing when I was around 4 years old, and I have been a Shark for as long as I can remember. I worked my way up through the groups and was club captain for 3 years, and then I qualified as an instructor when I was 16. I am currently a level 1 SSE instructor, but I am working towards further qualifications and I’m excited to one day gain my qualification to teach abroad. 

From a young age I have loved racing, and I was lucky enough to have parents that would travel around the country with me to allow me to take part in different race series. This is a love that I have taken with me to university, and I currently race with my university ski team. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to discover what a wonderful sport skiing is, and this is something that I love to pass on to others

Andy Cresswell

Club Secretary

Not been skiing for long but hooked.

After a year in the cafe watching Dylan ski with the Sharks, I decided to try the level 1 instructors course so I could help out if needed and hopefully gain a few skills to enable me to keep up on the slopes.

The keeping up hasn’t worked but learning a lot and having fun anyway!

I spend the week in front of a screen looking after IT contracts and challenges, with a snow capped mountain image on my desktop to keep me going until the next ski adventure.


The previous two outings were ace so don’t miss the third race meeting  in Rossendale Ski Club’s Summer Race League on Sunday 16th June. Register through me for this one, my contact details are at the foot of this message. If you are considering taking part, let me have your name and DOB nice and early as Rossendale would like to formulate a list of possible entries to help save time later.

Both of these fun Slalom events consist of two individual timed runs in the morning followed by head to head races following lunch. The head to head races are matched according to your earlier timed runs so are evenly matched and great fun! You youngsters might even end up racing your mum or dad!


The event is open to all ages and abilities of skier and is a great introduction to racing in a friendly, fun atmosphere without the normal race day pressures of the more ‘formal’ meetings.

If you need any more information or have any queries, please e-mail me: prsmit@btinternet.com or text/message me on 07774 845 444 (under 18’s please copy in a parent/guardian)